Pregnancy complicates things, even for celebrities. Sometimes, the timing is just wrong, but there is no other way. Ordinary breakups are difficult as it is, but ‘stuff’ really hits the fan when there’s suddenly a third person getting involved – for example, a baby.
Yet, despite this, many people still choose to break up, and celebrities aren’t immune to this. In fact, it’s happened quite often. Don’t believe us? Well, Ranker made sure they collected all the evidence for the case. Here are the fourteen times when celebrities broke up – even despite the pregnancy.
1. Heidi Klum & Flavio Briatore
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Italian businessman Flavio Briatore, Heidi’s ex, left her in 2003 the moment he discovered she was pregnant. Klum said that Seal was going to take over the father role, so Briatore said he had no regrets. No harm, no foul?
2. Bridget Moynahan & Tom Brady
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Bridget had no clue she was pregnant from Brady, until several months later when the ‘father’ had already hooked up with model Gisele Bundchen. Awkward.
3. Mel B. & Eddie Murphy
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The dumping happened in 2007, and Murphy simply denied he was the father of the child until proven otherwise. Until 2010, however, when he decided to take part in his daughter’s life.
4. Mary-Louise Parker & Billy Crudup
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Back in 2003, Billy left babe Mary-Louise Parker for Claire Danes (also a babe). The problem was, however, that he got Parker pregnant. But Claire shared part of the guilt too – she was twenty-four at the time, and later said that her youthful sense of adventure made her break them up.
5. Christina Milian & The Dream
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Rapper Terius Nash, aka The Dream, decided to file for divorce just a week or so before Christina Milian was to give birth in 2010. Terrible.
6. Diplo & Kathryn Lockhart
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Diplo didn’t mind one child, but the second was too much. Or, he just wasn’t aware of the pregnancy, because when Kathryn actually gave birth in 2014, the two have already been split apart.
7. Kevin Federline & Shar Jackson
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Everything seemed fine – until Federline met Britney Spears. WHILE Shar was pregnant with their second child. Chaos ensued, and Kevin decided Britney was more important.
8. Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen
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Initially, Sheen first divorced Richards seemingly amicably. But three months later Denise made some of the divorce papers public, revealing that Charlie wanted to make her abort against her will.
9. Kelis & Nas
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The famous “Milkshake” pop star and rapper Nas went their separate ways during her second pregnancy in 2010. Some time later, Kelis wrote on Instagram: “I divorced his cheating behind lol I don’t want him back at all.”
10. Kelly Rutherford & Daniel Giersch
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Former Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford filed for divorce from Giersch, a German businessman, just a month after she revealed her pregnancy.
11. Tiki Barber & Ginny Cha
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NFL behemoth Tiki Barber abandoned his wife of eleven years in 2010, right at the time when she was about to give birth to their twins and was hospitalized. The reason? Because Barber just couldn’t stop himself from cheating her with a blonde ten years younger than her. Ginny filed for divorce even before the birth came.
12. Elizabeth Hurley & Steve Bing
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The millionaire dumped pretty Elizabeth right after he learned she was pregnant. His claim was that the child wasn’t his, and if proven otherwise, we would accept taking care of it. But… Hurley refused, and that was that.
13. Keshia Knight Pulliam & Ed Hartwell
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Cosby Show veteran Keshia Knight Pulliam got dumped by the famous NFL linebacker Ed Hartwell in 2016. Ed doubted the baby was his, but he’s never tested the claim.
14. Michelle Tomlinson & Donnie Wahlberg
Although this one is mostly sourced from speculation, hey – where there’s smoke there’s fire.